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James Finlayson

1887 - 1953

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James Henderson Finlayson (27 August 1887 – 9 October 1953) was a Scottish actor who worked in both silent and sound comedies. Bald, with a fake moustache, Finlayson had many trademark comic mannerisms and is known for his squinting, outraged, "double take and fade away" head reaction, and characteristic expression "d'ooooooh", and as the best remembered comic foil of Laurel and Hardy. Finlayson was known by a variety of nicknames. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Finlayson has received more than 8,319 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). James Finlayson is the 1,697th most popular actor (down from 1,500th in 2019), the 1,717th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,640th in 2019) and the 242nd most popular British Actor.

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Among actors, James Finlayson ranks 1,697 out of 9,996Before her are Marg Helgenberger, Tom Cavanagh, Miranda Richardson, Eric McCormack, Hans Albers, and Henry Silva. After her are Peter Vaughan, Laura Betti, Dean Norris, Luciana Paluzzi, Richard Basehart, and Anatoli Papanov.

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Among people born in 1887, James Finlayson ranks 98Before her are Josef Lada, Samuil Marshak, Hitoshi Ashida, Chico Marx, Lil Dagover, and Jim Thorpe. After her are Kurt Atterberg, Frigyes Karinthy, Hanns Kerrl, Arthur Percival, Walter Ruttmann, and Octave Lapize. Among people deceased in 1953, James Finlayson ranks 61Before her are Stanisław Wojciechowski, Prince Oscar Bernadotte, Chōjun Miyagi, Albert Gleizes, Jorge Negrete, and Jim Thorpe. After her are Nikolaos Plastiras, Francesco Saverio Nitti, Iuliu Maniu, Hjalmar Hammarskjöld, Kathleen Ferrier, and Titta Ruffo.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Finlayson ranks 1,717 out of 7,765Before her are Eystein II of Norway (1125), William Murdoch (1754), John Kemp Starley (1854), Miranda Richardson (1958), Phil Jones (1992), and Geoff Hurst (1941). After her are Richard Aldington (1892), Peter Vaughan (1923), Marie Stopes (1880), Robert Morrison (1782), J. Lee Thompson (1914), and Dixie Dean (1907).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, James Finlayson ranks 242Before her are Wendy Hiller (1912), Elsa Lanchester (1902), Samantha Eggar (1939), Charles Gray (1928), Rupert Grint (1988), and Miranda Richardson (1958). After her are Peter Vaughan (1923), Nell Gwyn (1650), John Hannah (1962), Rufus Sewell (1967), Tom Ellis (1978), and Anthony Dawson (1916).

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